Ina Boyle’s Italian Premiere, Sanremo, 7 March 2019

Sanremo Symphony Orchestra will perform Ina Boyle’s Violin Concerto with soloist, Razvan Stoica, conducted by Maria Luisa Macellaro la Franca. 7th March 2019 at the Sanremo Ariston Theatre.


Italian conductor, Maria Luisa, will receive the international prize "Donna di Fiori 2019" at the Sanremo Casino Theater for her human commitment to the equality of rights between women and men composers. 

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About the conductor:

Acclaimed by international critics, she is considered as one of the most interesting orchestra conductors of the new generation.

In addition to conducting Maria Luisa Macellaro La Franca is a well-known pianist, her repertoire ranges from ancient music on old instruments to modern music. She began to study piano, composition and conducting at the V. Bellini Conservatory of Palermo where she graduated with honors in 2000.

Then she specialized in the prestigious Zurich Musik Hochschule in Zurich where she also graduated in jazz, composition, chamber music and early music, with honors.

Winner of innumerable prizes in national and international piano competitions (Osimo Coppa Pianisti d'Italia 1996, IBLA Grand Prize 2000 New York , Elsy Mayer Stiftung Zurich 2003) a very young career began that led her to perform in various countries and theaters such as the Teatro Politeama of Palermo, the Opera of Bordeaux, Theater of the MAM Museum and Institute of Italian Culture of Rio de Janeiro, Synagogue of Berlin and Halle of the Upper Conservatory of Dusserldorf, Auditorium de Los Andes Mendoza, Halle of the Banco Hipotecario Lujan in Argentina, Grosser Saal Zurich , Boccadoro Theater in Lugano, Collado Villalba Culture Center in Madrid, Grand Theater Osaka in Japan, Presidential Hall in Ankara (Turkey) and others .

About the soloist:

Born in Romania, in June 1986, in a family of famous musicians of an undeniable quality and prestige, Razvan Friedmann Stoica enlightens the latest years with his virtuosity and passion, with his outstanding performances and presence on the well-known international stages!

His charismatic performances have drawn the attention of both the press and the public. Having mastered his instrument at a young age, Razvan, has been admitted to the Enesco Conservatory in Bucharest at Maestro Modest Iftinchi class.  After graduating, Razvan has continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam, studying under Ilya Grubert .

His talent and passionate interpretation brought him out into the light of the classical music world stage as being the real, well-known, appreciated, best new talent of 2013 as rewarded in October 2013, in Slovakia, at the EURORADIO New Talent Competition.

As the best violinist of Europe, Razvan Stoica comes up in the classical world music with a rich and prestigious career. Just a few years before winning New Talent Competition, he has been awarded first prize in various international competitions such as: “Strad prize” in Salzburg’s Strad Competition, being thus provided with a 1729 Antonius Stradivarius violin, the Perosi Competition (Tortona), the Olympic violin competition (Romania) and the Bolzano Duo Competition (Italy).

Razvan has performed, both as a guest soloist and also in recitals as „Duo Stoica” , in Amsterdam “Royal Concertgebouw”, Paris “Théâtre des Champs Élysées”, Brescia Teatro San Barnaba, Genova Teatro Carlo Felice , Palacio de Festivales, Santander.

In 1996 he joined his sister, the pianist Andreea Stoica, forming the successful “Duo Stoica”. As a recording artist, Razvan, is continuing to build a distinguished catalogue of recordings Including: his critically acclaimed recording of the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini and the “Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra Op21” from Edouard Lalo with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra Krakow.

In 2012 Razvan signed with the Dutch based record label Aliud records. The first release under this contract, “Capriccioso”, has been a successful release in September 2012, being sold worldwide. Following the impressive successful sold worldwide  „Capriccioso„ recording , in 2014, „Duo Stoica” will release a new album.

Razvan & Andreea Stoica („Duo Stoica”) are to be, frequently, seen in concerts in The Gewandhaus Leipzig, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Konzerthaus and The Musikverein Wien.

Razvan Friedmann Stoica plays on an Antonius Stradivarius 1729 violin loaned to him by an anonymous donor from Salzburg and a violin bow Max Moller Amsterdam courtesy of Montferland Cultuur Fonds.

"The suave delightful tone, the heavenly sound and the charismatic performance of the young violinist made the prestigious critics stand up for his presence in concerts and acclaim him to be: the greatest violonist of his generation!"  Meunsteriche Zeitung

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